Limerick Chamber extends congratulations to new mayor

History was made this past week by Mayor Elect John Moran. Photo: Brendan Gleeson.

THE historic election of John Moran as Limerick’s first directly-elected mayor has been hailed a significant milestone in Irish local governance, heralding a new era of leadership and progress for the city.

Congratulating Mayor Moran, Limerick Chamber deemed the election a testament to the confidence citizens have placed in local leadership and democracy.

“We are excited about the fresh perspective and innovative ideas that the mayor’s office will bring to Limerick. The role of the directly-elected mayor carries great potential for positive change, and we are confident that Limerick will flourish under the office,” said Seán Golden, chief economist and director of policy with Limerick Chamber said.

The Chamber also commended all the candidates who ran for the esteemed position and “brought valuable insights and passion to the race, contributing to a vibrant and democratic process that has engaged and inspired our community”.

The Chamber considers the introduction of the new mayoral role a groundbreaking development in Ireland’s political landscape, saying that it “represents a significant shift towards greater accountability and local empowerment”.

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Limerick Chamber also expressed congratulations to those that have been elected to Limerick City and County council.

Councillors’ importance, the Chamber maintains, is multifaceted, encompassing various aspects of community and economic development, representation, and local administration.

“Lastly, we would like commend all the staff of Limerick City and County Council who, over the last number of days, have worked tirelessly to ensure the count was conducted in an efficient and expedient manner,” Mr Golden said.